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BOATMAN, DEAN, age 60, of Dandridge, passed away suddenly 7:48 a.m. Sunday, February 7, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Mitchell Springs Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Eulah Mae Hurst Boatman and a brother, Kenneth Boatman. Survived by his wife of 42 years, Frances Lee Boatman of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Pam Boatman; grandchildren, Sidney and wife Michelle Boatman, Dawn and husband Carl Branch, and Ashley Boatman, all of Dandridge; sisters, Eva Reed, Shirley Dotson, Ann Owens, all of Rutledge; brothers, Sonny Boatman of Alexandria, VA., and Mike Boatman of Rutledge; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were 8:00 p.m. Monday, February 8, 1999 from Farrar Funeral Chapel with Reverend William Bradley and Reverend Kyle Cate officiating. Family will gather 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Jefferson Memorial Gardens for a 11:00 a.m. interment graveside service. Family received friends Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. prior to funeral services. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 West Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN. 37760 Phone (423) 475-3892.

BISHOP, HELEN, age 97, of Bean Station, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 1999. Funeral services will be 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Interment Thursday morning at Dalton Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown.

COTTER, KERMIT I., age 96, of Dumplin Valley Rd., Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by parents, William and Alice Cotter; brothers, Tennis and William Cotter; nephews, Roy and Charles Cotter. Survived by nieces and their husbands, Carolyn and L.M. Whillock of Talbott, Mary Ruth and Eddie Collins, Ann and Gary Ashley of Jefferson City; great-nieces and nephews, Jason, Randy and Phillip Ashley, Elizabeth Seale, and Mary Evelyn Manning; great-great-nieces and nephews, Bryan Charles Ashley, Christine Swann and David Manning; several other nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fielden Chapel with Dr. Clyde Tilley and Rev. William Bradley officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Fielden Funeral Home, New Market. Fielden Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

HENDRICKS, BEULAH, age 96, of Jefferson City, passed away at 9:48 p.m. Sunday evening, February 7, 1999, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee, 37760. Phone (423) 475-3892.

JOHNSON, RUSH HOLT, age 63, of Sneedville, Hancock County, TN., passed away Sunday, February 7, 1999, at his residence. Graveside services will be Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. in the Hamblen Memory Gardens. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MARTIN, ROBBIE FRANCIS, age 40, a native of Morristown, passed away Saturday, February 6, 1999, at her home in London, KY. She was a loving mother and sister. She was preceded in death by her mother, Roberta (Punie) Collins Goforth; and grandparents, Charlie Collins and Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Goforth; brother, Dale Goforth. Survivors include her husband, Bobbie Martin; daughter, Melissa Author; sons, Daniel and Donavan Author and Jason Burke of London, KY.; grandchildren, Jason Michael Burke and DeWayne Burke; father, Alvin Goforth of Morristown; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Jerry West of Talbott; grandmother, Lucille Collins and special aunt, Jimmie Parton of Talbott; several other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. at Laurel Funeral Home in London, KY. Interment to follow in the Martin Cemetery. Courtesy of Westside Chapel Funeral Home.

PIERCE, RUBY L., born February 1, 1924, of Morristown, died at her home Monday morning after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ruby was a caring, loving person who, until her own illness began to take its toll, was there to care for and support her loved ones in any way possible. An avid, accomplished quilter and excellent self-taught seamstress, she was happiest when sharing the fruits of her labor with those she loved. Marrying young and living through difficult times, she managed to somehow meet everyone’s needs and provided her family with a stable, safe, and loving environment. To those who knew her, it often seemed there was nothing she couldn’t do. She was preceded in death by her mother; father; three brothers; four sisters and two grandchildren. She is survived by Bob, her devoted husband of sixty years; and her loving children, Bob (Betty) of Charlotte, N.C., Clara Roach of Morristown, Jody Frambach, also of Charlotte, Jessie Aldridge of Countryside, IL. and Vickie (Michael) Fulton of Litchfield, OH; dear grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Nathan (Diane) Frambach and Garrett, Leigh (Pat) Stevens and Shannon, Steve (Maryann) Frambach, Greg (Jennifer) Roach, Lindsey and Will, and Rachel and Joshua Fulton,. She is also survived by three sisters. Funeral services Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7-9 Tuesday night at Westside Chapel. Interment: Sunderland Cemetery, Talbott. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

TAYLOR, MRS. BERNICE T., retired Hamblen Co. school teacher, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999. Mrs. Taylor taught for over 40 years. Services will be Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 12 noon. Rev. Edward Cunningham officiating. Interment will be in Hamblen Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home, Morristown.

THOMPSON, HELEN K., age 85, of Talbott, passed away suddenly at 9:03 p.m. Monday evening, February 8, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee, 37760. Phone (423) 475-3892.

WILSON, WILBURN, age 53, of Morristown, passed away Sunday, February, 7, 1999 at his residence. He was a Registered Nurse, employed by Life Care Center of Morristown and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Diane Clem Wilson; son and daughter-in-law, David and Stephanie Wilson of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Anne Marie and Brad Moore of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren, David Matthew Wilson II, Jonathan Douglas and Elizabeth Marianna Wilson; parents, Stanley and Oma Wilson and grandmother, Flora Joseph of Yeaddis, KY.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy and Bob Williams of Charleston, S.C., Carla and Ed Bailey of Lewisburg, W. VA.; nieces, Christy and Rachael Bailey. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 9, 1999, 8:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel with Rev. Douglas Clem officiating. Graveside services will be Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. in the Wilson Cemetery, Yeaddis, KY. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

BISHOP, ELIZABETH “HELEN,” (CAMPER), 97, born 14th of October, 1901, of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord the 9th of February, 1999. She passed away at 12:50 a.m. at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. She was a good Christian woman with a special love for children, greeted you with a smile and the question “are you going to church Sunday?” She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bean Station and enjoyed her church as well as other churches in the area. She will be missed greatly by family and many dear friends. She started the reclaimation and upkeep of Dalton Cemetery, a project very dear to her heart and worked at this up until a couple of years ago. She was preceded in death by her parents George E. and Marinda (Kirkham) Camper; brothers, Paul and James Camper; sisters, Essie Bishop and Thelma Camper; husband, Joseph Larkin “Joe” Bishop; sons, Howard Camper, Charlie and Frank Bishop; daughter, Annie Bishop-Atkins. She is survived by one sister, Mary Wright; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Maggie Bishop; grandchildren, Wayne and Linda Bishop of Bean Station, son of Annie; Charles, Barney, James, Ralph and Jeanie Bishop, children of Charlie; Bob, Jim, David, Ricky, Frankie and Tish, children of Frank; Bill, Robert, Shirley, Kathy, Mike, Mark, Jane and June, children of Joe Jr.; a number of great as well as great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and special friend, Edith Johnson. Funeral services 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Stubblefield Funeral Home with Revs. Raymond Long, Bud Johnson and Gary Satterfield officiating. Family and friends will meet for burial 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999 at Dalton Cemetery in Bean Station. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MERRITT, TED, age 84, of Morristown, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors: his wife, Mildred; daughters, Sally Hilliard, Athens, GA., Cathy Demonbreun, Schaumbert, IL.; son, Paul Merritt; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters. Graveside services 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Creech’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Stubblefield Funeral Home in Morristown. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MISER, JAMES TALMAGE, 70, of Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at East Tenn. Baptist Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.

PIERCE, RUBY L., born February 1, 1924, of Morristown, died at her home Monday morning after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ruby was a caring, loving person who, until her own illness began to take its toll, was there to care for and support her loved ones in any way possible. An avid, accomplished quilter and excellent self-taught seamstress, she was happiest when sharing the fruits of her labor with those she loved. Marrying young and living through difficult times, she managed to somehow meet everyone’s needs and provided her family with a stable, safe, and loving environment. To those who knew her, it often seemed there was nothing she couldn’t do. She was preceded in death by her mother; father; three brothers; four sisters and two grandchildren. She is survived by Bob, her devoted husband of sixty years; and her loving children, Bob (Betty) of Charlotte, N.C., Clara Roach of Morristown, Jody Frambach, also of Charlotte, Jessie Aldridge of Countryside, IL. and Vickie (Michael) Fulton of Litchfield, OH; dear grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Nathan (Diane) Frambach and Garrett, Leigh (Pat) Stevens and Shannon, Steve (Maryann) Frambach, Greg (Jennifer) Roach, Lindsey and Will, and Rachel and Joshua Fulton. She is also survived by three sisters. Funeral service Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. at Westside Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7-9 Tuesday evening at Westside Chapel. Interment: Sunderland Cemetery, Talbott. Westside Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

COPE, LIVA CLARA, age 95, of Rogersville,passed away Wednesday, February 10, 1999, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, following an extended illness. She was a member of Choptack Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Cope; parents, Henry and Randy Shanks; brother, Henry Cope. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. John (Lillian) Courtney of Rogersville; son, Frank Bleve Cope of Kingsport; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 1999, at Colboch-Price Chapel with Rev. Grady Byrd and Rev. Keith Osborne officiating. Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 12, 1999, at Choptack Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday prior to the services at Colboch-Price Funeral Home in Rogersville. Colboch-Price Funeral Home in charge.

CREEL, MR. CECIL NATHANIAL , age 64, of Jefferson City, TN., passed away Feb. 9, 1999 at University of Tennessee Hospital. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Friday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, TN. Burial in the Yeary Cemetery in Middlesboro, KY. Coffey Funeral Home in charge of services.

HIGH, MR. CAREY MICHAEL (MIKE) Sr., 58, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999 at the National Health Care Center in Murfreesboro after an extended illness. He was a native of Memphis, Tennessee; former resident of Columbus, Georgia and Morristown, Tennessee; retired manager of United Cities Gas Co. (Shelbyville and Columbus,Georgia); Bedford County Zoning Compliance Officer; past president of the Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce and the Morristown Chamber of Commerce; member of the Shelbyville Rotary Club; past president of the Kiwanis Club of Morristown; on the Board of Directors of the Morristown Boys Club; a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of First Baptist Church of Shelbyville.He was the son of Pauline McGee High of Nashville and the late Sam High. In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Marquietta Woodard High of Shelbyville; a son, Carey Michael High Jr. of Phenix City, Alabama; a daughter, Christina Marie Kemmis of Morristown; two sisters, Sandra League of Nashville, Sharon Dodson of Franklin; two brothers, Larry High of Franklin, Terry High of Fairview; and one grandchild. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at Hillcrest Funeral Home in Shelbyville, Rev. Drew Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Hillcrest Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

MESSER, MR. O.B. age 86, of Lineville, Alabama passed away Tuesday, February 8, 1999 at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham. He was a native of Clay County, a former resident of Douglasville, Ga, but had lived most of his life in Clay County; a farmer, a logger, and a member of Bethel Baptist Church (North).He is survived by 1 daughter, Sue Baldus of Morristown, Tennessee, 4 sons, Charles Messer of Greenville, South Carolina, Billy F. Messer Sr., of Villa Rica, Georgia, Tommy E. Messer and Donald R. Messer of Lineville; 2 sisters, Ada Mae Johnson of Clanton, Annie Rae Miller of Lineville; 4 brothers, Clarence Messer of Lineville, D.C. Messer of Anniston, A.G. Messer of Moody, Herman Messer of Asheville, North Carolina; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday , February 11, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church (North) with Rev. Kenneth Forsyth and Rev. Jim Messer officiating. Burial will follow in the Lineville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 1999 and until service time on Thursday, February 11, 1999. Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville in charge of arrangements.

MISER, JAMES TALMADGE, 70, of Jefferson City, passed away at Baptist Hospital on February 10, 1999. He was retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by wife, Daisy Bivins Miser; father, Robert Miser; brothers, Bruce and Lewis Miser, sisters, Reecie Nichols, Nellie Massie and Mary Hubbard, nephews, Bruce Miser Jr. and Ralph Miser. Survived by sister and brother-in-law, Lorene and Roy Craine, Sneedville; nephews, Jeffrey Hubbard, Jefferson City, Rusty Hubbard, Knoxville, Robert Nichols, Sneedville, Hugh Kyle Nichols, Indiana, Ray and Tommy Miser, Maryland; nieces, Peggy Collins, Sneedville, Gladys Cox, Virginia, Delores Martin, North Carolina, Betty Jo Speck,Indiana, Elsie Ringley, Maggie Ellen Collins, Betty Davis, Maryland, Sophie Hardin, Rogersville; and special friends, Fonda Foster Newman and family. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 11 with the funeral at 8 p.m. with Rev. Darrall Walker presiding. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery on Friday, February 12 at 1 p.m. Fielden Funeral Home in New Market is in charge of arrangements.

THOMPSON, HELEN K., wife of Roy E. Thompson, both of Talbott, Tennessee, died suddenly on February 8, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Helen, whose maiden name was Kovach, was born in Franklin, New Jersey on September 15, 1913. Raised in the Hungarian Reformed Church, and later a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin where she was a member of the choir. She and Roy were married in New Jersey in 1937. They raised a family and lived there until 1969. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Ogdensburg, New Jersey, where she held the station of Adah and served as soloist for special occasions. Upon moving to Talbott, Tennessee in 1972, Helen served with various volunteer organizations touching the lives of many, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jefferson City. Helen had a deep love of church and family and a strong desire to help and serve others. Helen is survived by her husband of 61 years, Roy E. Thompson of the home; daughters, Linda F. Schweinfurth of Waldorf, Maryland, Louise A. Beierle of Boulder, Colorado; a son, Robert J. Thompson of Litchfield, Maine; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Joseph Kovach of Florida; and a sister, Sophie Gulmy of New Jersey. Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening, February 12, 1999, from the Farrar Funeral Home Chapel in Jefferson City, Tennessee, with Dr. Robert Reno officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760 Phone (423) 475-3892.

CREEL, MR. CECIL NATHANIAL , age 64, of Jefferson City, TN., passed away Feb. 9, 1999 at University of Tennessee Hospital. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Friday at Coffey Funeral HomeChapel in Tazewell, TN. Burial in the Yeary Cemetery in Middlesboro, KY. Coffey Funeral Home in charge of services.

FELKNOR, ADRIAN “BUD,” Felknor of Kingsport, TN., formerly of Dandridge, passed away 1:30 a.m. Friday, February 12, 1999 at Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.

FRANKLIN, CURTIS HOOD, age 38, of Price Rd., Dandridge, TN., died suddenly Thursday, February 11, 1999 at his home. He was an employee of Polyfiber Technology of Morristown. He was the son of the late James Hood and Agnes Duncan Franklin. Survivors: wife, Kathy Franklin and daughter, Amanda Boling, both of Dandridge; special cousin, Donna Franklin of PA. The family will be at the home of Joe and Jennifer Hughes, 742 Reflection Way, Dandridge. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Housecall Hospice, 1423 W. Morris Blvd., Morristown, TN. 37813, in memory of Curtis Franklin. Funeral services, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. at Farrar Dandridge Chapel with Rev. Rick Hollifield and Dr. Emmett Manley officiating. Family will receive friends Saturday evening from6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge, 162 E. Meeting St. 397-2711.

HARMON, RAY, age 77, formerly of New Tazewell, brother of Haskel, Paskel and Thelma Harmon Vance, passed away. Family received friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Cox Funeral Home in Lake City. Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Friday, at Cox Funeral Home in Lake City. Military honors at gravesite. Courtesy of Coffey Funeral Home.

HENDRICKS, BEULAH ETTA, was born February 7, 1903, in Powell, Tennessee to the proud parents of Reverend and Mrs. Charles and Lucinda Willis. She was the only girl and the oldest of five children. Beulah accepted Christ as her Lord and Saviour at an early age and entered eternal rest on Sunday, February 7, 1999, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City. Beulah was married to the late Reverend Charles Albany Hendricks, and to this union thirteen (13) children were born. She was a member of the Martha Davis Church in Jefferson City where she worked faithfully until she was physically unable to do so. Mrs. Hendricks received her formal education in the Powell Public School system. We rejoice and thank the Lord for allowing “Momma” to share ninety-six years of her life with us. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence A. Hendricks Sr.; sons,Charles Jr., Bartee, Steve, and Daniel; daughters, Lee Ella and Ella Mae; mother, Lucinda Willis and father, Reverend Charles Willis; brothers, Reverend Orville Willis, Reverend Raymond Willis and Reverend Vernon Willis. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her homegoing: sons and daughter-in-law, Joel Hendricks, George Hendricks, William Boyd Hendricks of Louisvile, Tennessee, and Jeremiah (Lina) Hendricks of Memphis, Tennessee; daughters and sons-in-law, Helen Rose Sligh, Neomi (Bose) Boyce of Saint Louis, Missouri, Wenona Spiva; brother, Reverend Luther C. Willis; former daughters-in-law, very devoted Lois Hendricks of Knoxville, Tennessee and Laura Hendricks of Maryville, Tennessee; and also a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and relatives. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 1999, from the Farrar Funeral Home Chapel in Jefferson City with Reverend Nathaniel Wilson and Reverend Wenona Hendricks Spiva officiating. Burial will follow in the Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760 Phone (423) 475-3892.

HENSLEY, CASPER “CAS,” age 71, of Jefferson City, TN., passed away 4:15 a.m. Friday, February 12, 1999 at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City.

HENRY, EDDIE, age 43, of Jim Henry Rd., (Sandy Ridge Community), Dandridge died suddenly Thursday evening, February 11, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dandridge and attended Hills Union United Methodist Church. Eddie was a graduate of Maury High School Class of 1973 and was also a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He was a former employee of First People’s Bank of Jefferson County and the FDIC of Knoxville. Preceded in death by grandparents, J.B. and Bessie Templin Henry and Hal and Pearl M. Harris. Survivors; father and mother, Earl and Mary Jo Harris Henry of Dandridge; cousins, Ann Deatherage of Norris, TN., James M. “Jim” Harris of Oliver Springs, TN., Nita Oakwood of Oak Ridge, TN., Lynn and Joe Edd Essary of Tazewell, TN. Funeral services, Saturday, 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Dandridge with Dr. Robert McCray and Bro. Frankie Edmonds officiating. Interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Family will receive friends , Saturday afternoon, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 246, Dandridge, Tn. 37725. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge

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HOLT, BOMAN, 82, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Newport, passed away Thursday at Deaconess Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Bowman was employed by General Motors in Cleveland. He was a veteran of World War II. He is preceded in death by his parents Porter and Thulia Holt. He is survived by sisters, Sadie Crumbly and Nannie Gibson of Cleveland, Ohio, Mae Stenson of Newport; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8:00 p.m. Saturday at the Brown Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fred Horner officiating. Graveside service at 10:00 a.m. Sunday at New Home Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 Saturday prior to service at Brown Funeral Home. Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

JENSON, HILDA JOHANNA, age 88, of Knoxville, died Thursday, February 11, 1999 at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church of Knoxville and the widow of Edward A. Jensen. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jay Solod of Knoxville; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke’s UMC, 3839 Buffat Mill Rd., Knoxville, TN. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

ROBERTS, FRED ESTEL, age 61, passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 1999 at his home in Beaumont, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Anna Roberts; brothers, Clyde and Wayne Roberts; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and M.A. Terry; brother-in-law, Hollie Norton. Survivors include wife, Mary Roberts of Calif.; sisters, Maye Winstead and brother-in-law, Kyle; Marjorie Miller, Maxine Norton, all of Morristown; brother-in-law, Frank Miller of Knoxville; brother, Woodrow Roberts and sister-in-law, Mary Nell of Ohio; sons, Freddy Lynn and Dewayne Roberts; daughters, Kathy, Sharon, Lisa; and 4 step-children; sisters-in-law, Hazel Roberts of MO., and Dot Roberts of Bybee; several nieces, nephews; cousins and a host of friends. A graveside service will be held in Beaumont. Weavers Funeral Home in California in charge of arrangements. Stubblefield Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

SMITH, OLIN, age 68, of Sneedville, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 1999, at the Lakeway Regional Hospital in Morristown. He was the son of the late Wilson Smith. Hewas of the Baptist faith. Survivors: mother, Martha Mae Smith of Rutledge, TN.; brother and sister-in-law, Sterling R. and Betty Smith of Noblesville, Indiana; niece, Vickie Bennett of Sheridan, Indiana; nephew, David Smith of Arcadia, Indiana; uncles, Albert and Mack Burchett of Morristown; several cousins. Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 1999 at the McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville. Rev. Bob Davis officiating. Interment in the Burchett Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday, February 13, 1999 from 5 to 9 at the McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville. McNeil Funeral Home, Sneedville, in charge of arrangements. Phone No.. 1-423-733-2246.

VEENABLE, MRS. MARTHA, age 75, of Tazewell, wife of Mr. Claude Venable, passed away at Claiborne County Hospital emergency room Friday. Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, in charge of arrangements.

BOWLIN, MARGIE, age 50, of Morristown, passed away Friday, February 12,
1999, at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital. She was preceded in death by her
father, Lewis Bowlin; and a brother, H.B. Bowlin. She attended House of
Prayer in Jesus Name of Morristown, Tenn. Survivors include: son and
daughter-in-law, John Edward and Lori Bowlin of Newport; son, Scott
Bowlin of Morristown; mother, Myrtle Nix Bowlin of Morristown;
ex-daughter-in-law, Patsy Bowlin of Morristown; five sisters and
brothers-in-law, Mary and John Fish of White Pine, Ellen and Roy
Tolliver of Mohawk, Vicia and Bob Sensabaugh of Kingsport, Maggie and
Tommy Thomas of Greeneville, Judy and Jim Kooker of Rogersville; four
brothers and sisters-in-law, L.C. and Mary Lou Bowlin of Moshiem, Randy
Bowlin of Morristown, Jimmy Ray and Nancy Bowlin of Surgoinsville, Eddie
Bowlin of Elizabethton; two step-brothers, one step-sister, eight
grandchildren, two aunts, one uncle, and several friends. Several nieces
and nephews and a very special friend, Sylvia Bolling. Funeral services
will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Mayes Mortuary with Rev. Alan Williams
and Rev. Bud Gregg officiating. Interment will follow at Harrison
Cemetery in Sneedville, Tenn. The family will receive friends from 7
p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday evenings at the mortuary. Mayes
Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

BRAY, MR. ARTHUR, age 71, of Tazewell, passed away at his home Friday
evening. The family received friends 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday at
Coffey Funeral Home, and after 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Raven Hill Baptist
Church. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 15, 1999
at Raves Hill Baptist Church. Burial in the Cedar Flat Cemetery. Coffey
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HAUN, HUBERT ROSCOE, age 86, of 606 Mohawk Street, Morristown, passed
away February 13, 1999 at Heritage Center. Preceded in death by his
wife, Gladys Travis Haun, parents, Mack Lawson Haun and Mattie Lynch
Haun, sisters, Ruth and Florence Haun, and brothers, Jason, Charles,
Murl, Alonzo, Paul and Clyde Haun. He was a member of First Baptist
Church and Wallen-Purkey Sunday School class, an avid member of Senior
Citizens Center and was retired from Berkline, having been one of the
first hired at the original plant. Survivors include: brothers-in-law,
Wallace Travis, Jr. of Morristown, Herbert Travis of Bean Station;
nieces, Barbara Burchell, Jean Haun Hurley, Debbie Green and Jan Hill,
all of Morristown, Mary Snider of Abilene, TX, Edith Jones of Bean
Station; nephews, Johnny Haun of Morristown, Monte Haun of Bulls Gap,
several other nieces and nephews out of state. Services will be 8:30
p.m. Sunday at Mayes Mortuary with Revs. Randy Davis and Danny Georges
officiating. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Jarnigan
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Senior Citizens of Morristown. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

HENSLEY, CASPER L., age 73, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday,
February 12, 1999 at his home. A member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Retired Auto Parts Dealer of Jefferson City. Preceded in death by father
and mother, Burton and Mamie Hensley, brother, Garfield Hensley and twin
sisters, Mary and Martha Hensley. Casper and Margaret have been married
for 55 years. Survived by his wife, Margaret Brown Hensley, Jefferson
City; sons and daughter-in-laws, Casper (Jimmy) and Kay Hensley Jr., and
David and Mary Hensley, both of Jefferson City, grandchildren, Penny
Cauthen, Sandy Catlett, JJ Shrader, Christy Bracey, Amy Pignettli,
Melissa Patterson. Grandson, Alan Hensley, step-grandchildren, Mary
Helen Hutchins, Carter Burton, great-grandchildren, Drew and Kayla
Cauthen, Tyler and Lauren Catlett, Laura Elizabeth Patterson. A very
dear and special friend, Diane Stallings. Funeral services 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 13, 1999 at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend
Sonny Strange and Reverend Bill Winter officiating. Family and friends
will meet 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home to proceed to Jefferson
Memorial Gardens for a 2:00 p.m. interment service. Pallbearers; Fred
Cochran, Raymond Chambers, Roger Goins, Perry Snyder, Alan Hensley and
Larry Rucker. Honorary pallbearers, Wayne Hinkle, Blaine Atchley,
Charles Thomas, John Dunleavy, Sidney Bishop and Shirley Dyer. In lieu
of flowers, memorials may be made to the Memorial Program of St Jude
Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105. The
family received friends 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the
funeral service. Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City, in charge of
arrangements.

MOORE, CAROL FISHER, age 55, of Shackleford Road, Mosheim, died Friday,
February 12, 1999 at her residence. She worked for the Attorney
General’s Office in Morristown for several years. The family will
receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday at Doughty-Stevens
Funeral Home, Greeneville. A graveside service will be held at 11:00
a.m. Tuesday morning in Oak Grove Cemetery in Greeneville.
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

NEAL, JOHNNY, age 78 of Jefferson City, passed away 1:00 p.m. Friday,
February 12, 1999 at Jefferson City Memorial Hospital following an
extended illness. He was of the Baptist Faith. Preceded in death by
sisters; Helen Kelley, Minnie Whitaker, and Effie Neal, brother, Henry
Neal. Survived by nieces, Billie Jean Layman of Talbott, Denise Dockins
of Virginia; nephews, Wayne Kelley of Kentucky, and Edward Whitaker of
Knoxville. Several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 14, 1999 at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend
Herbert Purkey officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10:45 a.m.
Monday, February 15, 1999 at Roseberry Cemetery for a 11:00 a.m.
in-terment graveside service. Family will receive friends Sunday
evening, February 14, 1999 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. prior to
funeral services. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City.

SAWYER, LOLETA, age 69, of Morristown, passed away February 12, 1999 at
NHC Healthcare of Fort Sanders in Knoxville. She was of the Methodist
faith. Preceded in death by her parents, J.L. and Maude Conway Sawyer.
Survivors include; brother and sister-in-law, Lynton and Oneita Sawyer;
sisters, Gertrude Denton, Reble Holt and Clemmie Wishart, all of
Morristown; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 2:00
p.m. Sunday at Glendale Cemetery in Cocke County, with Rev. Roy Van
Miller officiating. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations
be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1606, Morristown, Tenn.
37816. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

TREECE, GLEN A. (RAB), age 68, of 351 Richardson Street, born December
25, 1930, died February 13, 1999 at his residence. Arrangements are
incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Dockery Funeral
Home. Dockery Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

VENABLE, Mrs. MARTHA THELMA (DAVIS), age 75, of Tazewell, Tenn., passed
away February 11, 1999 at her home. The family received friends 7:00
p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell.
Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 14, 1999 at Coffey Funeral
Home Chapel. Burial in the Campbell Cemetery at Little Sycamore. Coffey
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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